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About Fairview Dining Room
Year after year, the cuisines served up at the Fairview earn the highest marks among respected food critics and peer reviewers. Our Executive Culinary team is widely regarded for their unique "regional neo-American" specialties. The Fairview has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award for 22 consecutive years and is the recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rating for two consecutive years.
From our ever-so-tempting appetizers to the last irresistible morsel of our homemade desserts, every meal at the Fairview is executed with discriminating taste and renowned attention to detail. The Inn's extensive wine list, recognized annually by the Wine Spectator Magazine, assures the perfect wine compliment for your meal. Exquisite food, impeccable presentation, attentive service, and a cordial, elegant ambiance make the Fairview the area's restaurant of choice.
Durham, NC 27705
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Afternoon Tea: Wednesday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 4:30pm. Reservations are required, please contact the restaurant directly.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Light classics are played on our baby Grand on Friday & Saturday evening 7pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm.
On site secure parking, with complimentary valet.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fairview Dining Room Ratings and Reviews
Food was average. Service was poor. We had three different people waiting on us. They weren’t helpful. Sat us right next to the piano player could not hear each other. Dessert buffet at brunch was bad. Overall poor for an Anniversary brunch. I was embarrassed taking my wife there for brunch. Most likely we won’t be back for dinner. This was one of our favorite places in Durham for dinner.
We had a very nice time but there were just a couple of negatives: an order for a cup of soup was delivered as a bowl; the soup was supposed to be gluten free but had croutons in it; meat was request medium rare and came more medium well. They assured us that the bowl would only be charged as a cup. It did not happen. But they did provide a wonderful desert as a complimentary item. We would eat there again but not immed
Although the bar was very busy when we arrived, the bartender did not rush us when asked for a special cocktail prior to our reservation time. The restaurant was quiet and the hosts were very welcoming. We were escorted to our table that was comfortably located and arranged. The service staff were extremely on point with the amount of attention given throughout the dining experience. When questioned about any food allergy needs, the staff was as helpful as one could expect reassuring that all needs would be fulfilled.
From the moment our party of seven walked in, we were greeted with friendly, smiling faces
who immediately found our reservation and showed us to our table. The personal attention
continued throughout our visit and we were treated as special guests. There was a good selection on the menu and our entire party was pleased with the outstanding food as well as
excellent service. We will definitely plan more visits to the Fairview Dining at Washington
Had the Sunday Brunch, the shrimp corn chowder was excellent, the corned beef hash and eggs was in a tiny little appetizer size cast iron skillet, for $26 you would think that they can give at least and adult sized portion. Asked for piece of whole wheat toast and was charged $2 for one piece of toast, it should have been included in the price of the meal. Dessert table was out of a few items, good, but the variety was limited. Brunch came with a basket of four assorted biscuits, scones and a muffin. Total with a tip for three came to $107. It was our anniversary, we will find another nice venue to celebrate the occasion in the future. Coffee was included in the price of the brunch. I recognize that the Washington Duke Inn is a premier facility, however, there is a disparity between value for what was served.
We celebrated a business birthday lunch. The food was fabulous. Stephanie was our waitress, and she did a super job! Our honoree was very, very happy, and she felt very special! We all enjoyed a delicious meal! Thank you for a wonderful experience and a wonderful meal!!!
This was our first visit the the Fairview Dining Room and we were pleasantly surprised. It is not mentioned on Open Table that it is inside the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, so we had a bit of a time finding it. The food was delicious, though the meat was overlooked but they very quickly refired my filet. The most notable, however, was the exceptional service we received from the moment we entered the Inn and from every member of the staff. Thank you for introducing us to a local restaurant that we will now frequent!!
Delicious and relaxing brunch with three generations of family. Good choices for everyone. The staff accommodated a request not on the children's menu. The Sunday brunch features a piano player who entertained us with delightful melodies, but did not overwhelm our conversation. The staff was friendly and very attentive to our needs. There were a wide range of choices for lunch; the food was delicious, from decadent French toast or pancakes, to Florentine eggs Benedict, Norwegian salmon, and salads. The desert table had a wonderful gluten free peach cobbler as well as an assortment of little cakes and treats.
Celebrated our 13th Anniversary on 7-23-17. Kathleen was terrific and the whole staff communicated and interacted with unity. Other members of staff even wished us a Happy Anniversary. Chef was terrific and made our experience memorable. Lighting was romantic, music was subtle & perfect, and terrific ambience. Food was fresh and local. Dessert was delightful. It was if we were the only ones dining. Exceeded all of our expectations. Terrific venue I recommend for others. We dined on a Sunday evening and the attention to detail we were given made for a very special memory. We will be back but next time we plan on spending the night. Kudos to the whole team.
Food was very good. Service was great at the beginning of the dinner and slowed down once more tables were filled. The little extra's the chef provided were quite delicious. The noise level was a bit loud but that has more to do with the people sitting at the tables.
We would go back for a special occasion.
Expecting this to be a high priced restaurant due to the fact its located on the Duke university campus I was hoping for something more than what was received. Atmosphere is upscale. Service is mediocre, the food above average. This is not 5 star. 3.5 maybe.
The restaurant is fairly large and decorated beautifully around the "Duke "Blue" theme. Chairs are a little low but comfortable. The atmosphere is relaxing and dinner moves along at a comfortable pace.
We dined at the restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday and the meals and experience couldn't have been more perfect. I ordered the shrimp, corn and Bacon Chowder and the NC black grouper. My wife ordered the strawberry salad and pan seared Norwegian salmon. Everything was delicious. Our server said the soup has been on the menu 25 years and I can see why. It was served hot and delicious. My wife's salad was crisp and fresh. The salmon was prepared medium as ordered. The NC grouper and polenta was terrific. Our server, Kathleen, was knowledgeable, pleasant and attentive.
My wife was blown away by the quality of the meals, atmosphere and service. I thank the restaurant for the great experience.
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